There is no such thing as Boredom.
Boss Ladies don’t do “bored” — they aren’t boring, they don’t suffer from boredom, and they are never bored. It isn’t in the vocabulary. It’s about as real as the Easter bunny. There is no such thing as boredom because a boss lady is just too interesting, too curious, and frankly too damn busy to ever experience the perfectly useless condition of being bored. If you ever meet a woman who allows such filth to part her lips, I suggest that you wash her mouth out with soap promptly. And then direct her to this list for any number of practical solutions to the problem:
1. Finish that book you started 6 months ago. Or at least read a few more pages.
2. Start that book a friend loaned you 6 months ago. Or at least review the dust jacket again.
3. Write a thank you note to someone and mail it to them. Surely someone has done something to warrant your gratitude recently.
5. Sign up for a class you’ve always wanted to take, or just watch an online tutorial and learn how to: whistle with your fingers, repair an iPhone screen, perform a magic trick, de-seed a pomegranate, etc.
6. Clean out your car. Yes, underneath the seats. And don’t forget the glovebox.
7. Go for a walk, a run, a swim, or take a bike ride. Take the dog. Or not. Just get outside and do something.
8. Drink a glass of water. Add some citrus if you’re feeling particularly fancy.
9. Network. Send an email, make a phone call, tweet, text, emoji, whatever. Reach out and touch someone whether it’s a client, colleague, friend or family member.
10. Schedule that dentist visit or doctor’s appointment that you’ve been putting off.
11. Fill out your LinkedIn profile. Add a decent headshot. Describe your talents and successes while positioning your strengths as they might apply to your dream job, because over 95% of recruiters claim to be using LinkedIn as their primary tool for recruiting talent. You never know when opportunity might come knocking… so you had better make sure your doorbell is working.
12. Watch or read 30 minutes of foreign news. It is important to occasionally check in with how the rest of the world prioritizes and interprets events. One of these news outlets should do: Real News, Reuters, BBC.
13. Write a love note or draw a picture on the mirror in dry erase marker for your boyfriend, husband, or children.
14. Review your current household budget, or make a budget if you don’t currently have one.
15. De-clutter your desk, kitchen counter, night stand, or wherever things tend to pile up. Trash it or file it away in its proper place.
16. Change the water filter in your fridge. Replace your shower pouf or toothbrush. Throw away that shampoo you bought but never use because you dislike the smell.
17. Brainstorm your next vacation. Everything from a budget to the destination to the bikini you’ll wear!
18. Make a new friend by following me on Instagram!
19. Ask friends for music recommendations and then enjoy discovering a few new artists.
20. Single? Create an online dating profile. What do you have to lose?
21. Trim the expenses you rarely use. Netflix? Gym membership? Premium channels? Magazine subscriptions? Satellite radio? Eliminating just $20/month adds up to a plane ticket.
22. Learn a few phrases in another language. Naughty or nice, your choice.
23. Do a favor for someone else. Bonus points if they didn’t even ask you for one.
24. Talk to strangers. But only if they offer you candy first. (kidding)
25. Make a bucket list. A wish list. A Pinterest board. A vision board. Anything that keeps you dreaming bigger and brighter for tomorrow.
26. You tell me! Submit your cure for boredom in the Comments section below.